Tony-Winning Broadway Musical The Light in the Piazza
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The last date listed for The Light in the Piazza was Sunday May 13, 2007 / 6:30pm.
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The biggest problem with this performance at the OCPAC was the sound, which was quite poor. At the beginning the orchestra overpowered the actors and singers so they could not be heard adequately. Then for the whole performance much of the...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“To call it the best new musical is to understate the case.” —The Wall Street Journal
“The most romantic score of any Broadway musical since West Side Story_” —_New York Times
“A must-see! The production is breathtaking!” —_New York magazine _
The new Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza, based on the novella by Elizabeth Spencer, is set in the summer of 1953. It tells the story of a mother and daughter traveling through Italy, the daughter’s romance with a handsome, high-spirited Florentine, and the mother’s determined efforts to keep the two apart. The beautiful songs echo the romantic feelings of love; composer Adam Guettel has been praised for capturing “that transcendent, irrational state familiar to anyone who has fallen head over heels in love” (New York Times).
The Light in the Piazza opened on Broadway in April 2005 and instantly became a favorite of critics and audiences alike, extending its run until July 2006 at Lincoln Center Theater’s Vivian Beaumont Theater. With book by Craig Lucas, music and lyrics by Adam Guettel and direction by Bartlett Sher, the show is the winner of six 2005 Tony Awards, five Drama Desk Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards for its acclaimed New York run, and was seen nationwide on PBS’ “Live From Lincoln Center.”
NETworks presents the Lincoln Center Theater production, which reunites the award-winning creative team from Broadway. The musical has sets by Michael Yeargan (2005 Tony Award winner), costumes by Catherine Zuber (2005 Tony Award winner), lighting by Christopher Akerlind (2005 Tony Award winner), sound by ACME Sound Partners, orchestrations by Ted Sperling, Adam Guettel and Bruce Coughlin (2005 Tony Award winners), music direction by Kimberly Grigsby and musical staging by Jonathan Butterell. The cast includes Christine Andreas as Margaret Johnson, a protective Southern matron, Katie Rose Clarke as her daughter Clara, a beautiful 26-year-old American traveling abroad; and David Burnham as Fabrizio Naccarelli, the 20-year old Italian suitor who barely speaks English and is the source of the romantic tension central to the story.